U.S. coronavirus death toll rises to 40,000
Topics: U.S. CORONAVIRUS
It took the United States 38 days after recording its first fatality on February 29 to reach 10,000 deaths on April 6, but only five more days to reach 20,000 dead, according to a Reuters tally.
The United States' toll increased to 40,000 from 30,000 in four days after including untested but probable Covid-19 deaths reported by New York City.
The United States has by far the world's largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 744,000 infections. ■